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5.5 /6 Wonderful 358 Reviews

Red Onion

City Centre Gourmet £££ +100
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About Red Onion

Offering a superlative dining experience in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre, Red Onion is an award-winning restaurant dedicated to contemporary Scottish cuisine. Started in 2005 by chef and restaurateur John Quigley and his wife Gillian, Red Onion was opened as an alternative to the stuffy gourmet restaurants that have become the norm in recent years, instead providing a space that’s casual yet stylish, with food that’s at the very top of its class. Found on West Campbell Street, Red Onion is an ideal spot for pre-theatre dining. Booking ahead is essential.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 21:00
Red Onion, 257 West Campbell Street, G2 4TT Glasgow

Further Information

What separates Red Onion from other gourmet restaurants isn’t only its charmingly casual setting, it’s also the way the kitchen manages to take classic Scottish cuisine and elevate its flavours to near holy levels. Using regional produce and creating all of their dishes from scratch, chef Quigley and his team offer a refreshing approach to gourmet dining that’s unparalleled in the city centre. The calm, casual dining space at Red Onion only helps to further enhance guests’ focus on the most important aspect of dining: the food.

If this West Campbell Street restaurant’s relaxed vibe doesn’t win you over right away, the cuisine certainly will. Featuring a wide range of menus – pre-theatre, a la carte, vegan, gluten-free and more – plus an impressive wine selection, Red Onion sets the bar high for contemporary Scottish dining in the city centre. Fans of seafood will delight in dishes like the roast shellfish spaghetti with lobster, king prawns, mussels, scallops and lemon, the grilled seabass fillet with rosti potato, crisp baby gem, avocado and Caesar dressing, and the fresh fish and chips, while vegetarians will rave about the bean burger with tomato hummus, the wild mushroom risotto with rocket and the spaghetti with vegan meatballs. There’s truly something for everyone at this gem of a restaurant in the city centre. Book today to avoid a wait.

View Taste our Best Menu

A delicious 5 course tasting menu highlighting Red Onion’s most celebrated and loved dishes. Chef/patron John Quigley and his team will prepare, cook and present 5 glorious tasting courses featuring the finest, freshand seasonal Scottish produce each one demonstrating Red Onion's winning signature style.


358 Reviews

5.5 /6 Wonderful 358 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Service: extraordinary
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: excellent
Quality/Price: great value
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1 review so far 5
02.10.2016 07:41

Had a lovely meal, food was delicious. Lots of choices for gluten free diners. Cosy, relaxed atmosphere and front out of house were attentive and friendly. Would definitely return.

1 review so far 5
13.10.2016 08:02

I've been to red onion many times over the years and i have never had a bad experience. Always excellent food and service. A place i continue to recommend

1 review so far 5
22.03.2017 20:47

The choices were very good and made it hard to choose my meal, the food was good quality and very enjoyable. Would recommend this restaurant for a quality meal.

1 review so far 5
23.08.2016 07:47

We had the lunch menu and it was good value for money . Drinks were reasonably priced and the waiting staff were superb - will be back very again.

2 reviews so far 3
25.06.2016 17:25

Food was very enjoyable although we felt the smoked haddock fish cake was a bit too crispy on the outside and the well done steak we asked for wasn't. Disappointed we had to wait 25 minutes between starter and main. Overall this was disappointing compared to previous visits.

1 review so far 4
25.03.2017 11:02

Food was good but not a vast choice. Wine a little on the expensive side. Service good and friendly. We enjoyed the experience but there are so many equally good restaurants in Glasgow to compete with

1 review so far 5
20.05.2016 07:13

Great food, great service in nice surroundings. Great value for the lunch menu. This is my second visit in the last month and will definitely be back again.

1 review so far 5
08.02.2017 18:33

Food delicious...decor very pleasing...only 2 waiters working a very busy shift...no time for us to have dessert :( Otherwise would have scored top marks Would still recommend tho'

1 review so far 5
13.10.2016 07:53

Service was good, food was excellent. Only downside was being charged for 2 bottles of wine instead of 2 glasses. We realized and bill was changed, no problem.

1 review so far 5
25.03.2017 10:48

Excellent restaurant. Lovely food, great service, very good value and great wine selection. We come back here time after time. And caters brilliantly for decent sized groups too.

1 review so far 5
20.11.2016 07:21

Very enjoyable meal, food excellent and restaurant comfortable. A busy evening but all the waitresses were friendly and the right level of attentive. I would recommend this restaurant.

1 review so far 5
18.11.2016 16:47

The food was delicious, the staff were excellent. My only gripe was that the toilets could do with un update. They were clean enough but a bit worn.

4 reviews so far 5
08.06.2016 08:59

Lovely pre theatre meal including a free glass of prosecco when you show your theatre ticket. There was a reasonable choice of dishes and service was good.

2 reviews so far 5
13.11.2016 19:58

Waiting staff were lovely, really nice atmosphere - open fire and cosy booths as well. Food was delicious, especially the blade of beef and duck main !

1 review so far 5
18.11.2016 07:35

We ate of the pre-theatre menu which has been the same for years and years, thankgoodness as the food was excellant and the serverce quick and friendly.

1 review so far 5
13.10.2016 16:08

Good food with friendly staff and a nice atmosphere. You are well looked after. Good city centre location with easy evening parking and handy for the theatre's

1 review so far 5
17.06.2016 21:11

Good quality food and average value for money. Staff friendly. Very busy around 6 o,clock on a Friday and became a bit noisy otherwise a good experience.

1 review so far 5
20.01.2017 17:08

Excellent 2 course lunch. Highly recommended. We both had Bang Bang Chicken Starter then Fish & Chips and Chicken & Mushroom Risotto. Service friendly & efficient.

1 review so far 5
23.03.2017 16:41

4/5 Good food, good value, friendly staff; lovely surroundings; would go back. Understand vegan menu is particularly good .Plenty of choice and drinks reasonably priced too.

1 review so far 5
25.02.2017 09:05

A great menu that catered for all tastes including a varied vegan menu. Great service and excellent food. The restaurant was cosy and an excellent choice.

1 review so far 5
12.12.2016 21:29

Good menu, catering for different dietary requirements including vegan. Friendly service and pleasant atmosphere. Not our first visit and will not be the last. Thank you.

1 review so far 5
13.11.2016 10:36

Nice restaurant, good food, reasonable service. The chef came out to talk to diners and clearly proud of the restaurant. The French onion soup is fabulous.

1 review so far 5
12.12.2016 21:21

Food was nice & served quickly. Service was good with staff pleasant and helpful. The atmosphere of the restaurant is warm and welcoming. Worth a visit.

1 review so far 5
05.11.2016 05:57

Had a lovely lunch here with friends. The service was really good and they were very accommodating of the baby with us. Will defiantly be back.

1 review so far 5
31.08.2016 07:48

My first time at red onion One of the tastiest sirloin steaks i have had. Nice venue with friendly attentative staff Will return in the future

1 review so far 5
13.09.2016 22:08

Lovely restaurant, very friendly and helpful staff. Food was good, not spectacular but well cooked and tasty. Overall a great place to have an afternoon celebration.

1 review so far 5
09.08.2016 07:44

Very relaxing friendly atmosphere with service to match. A great menu with plenty of variety. Enjoyed that there were at least 2 vegetarian options for main.

1 review so far 5
23.09.2016 14:54

Lovely place, good food. Everyone enjoyed it Only thing is the vegan menu is somehow more expensive than the Omni menu for some reason? Good overall.

1 review so far 4
02.11.2016 11:12

Very nice restaurant, good food but menu needs to be revamped. The last time I was there was quite a while ago but the menu still seems the same. Would go back.

1 review so far 5
21.09.2016 09:18

Excellent food and great service. Would certainly return and would definately recommend this restaurant to anyone that's looking for good food in a pleasant environment.

1 review so far 5
08.07.2016 14:39

The overall experience was great. The food was fantastic, the décor, atmosphere was lovely and the staff were friendly and professional. I will be back!!!

1 review so far 5
13.10.2016 08:31

As always, good food and great service. Staff knowledegable regarding gluten intolerance. City centre location, keen pricing. no further comments to add, thankyou L .

1 review so far 5
23.09.2016 10:41

We went for the pre-theatre menu -food was very good as was the service, quick but not rushed and the staff were polite and friendly.

1 review so far 5
11.03.2017 19:11

Excellent service and fantastic food will definitely be ready for my next visit very easy to get parked as multi storey across the road, excellent

1 review so far 5
09.09.2016 07:52

Attentive staff and delish food! Excellent choice. The staff were very busy with a big crowd bit happy to assist when required. I would recommend.

1 review so far 5
08.02.2017 12:46

Lovely relaxing lunch with excellent food from an extensive menu choice, even on the market menu. Gluten and dairy free well catered for. Loved it.

1 review so far 5
27.05.2016 22:17

Had pre theatre menu on a Friday evening, tasty and good size portions for the price. Staff were friendly and attentive. Very pleasant dining experience

1 review so far 5
19.08.2016 08:45

This is my second visit to the restaurant and I loved the food. Warm welcome when we entered the restaurant and the food is amazing.

1 review so far 5
19.08.2016 16:40

Food and service was great, Afternoon service, but could have been more ambiance. Lost a mark for being sat next to an untidy service station.

1 review so far 3
06.11.2016 19:40

Second visit not a patch on the first had the same starter and main course bang bang chicken looked as though it had been thrown together and the pork myself and my wife had was tough as old boots. Not impressed.

1 review so far 4
02.10.2016 14:52

Reasonable price for a pre theatre meal,we opted for steak at a two pound supplement, it was small but delicious This was our third visit and we would return again.

1 review so far 4
12.06.2016 08:38

Nice hearty but healthy food but nothing outstanding. The light shades could have been doing with a dust. Food choice for gluten free options with a varied selection.

2 reviews so far 4
12.06.2016 11:32

I would say that we had Good service, the food was fairley decent and the menu had a fair choice. I would say Value for money

1 review so far 3
05.11.2016 16:33

good service,nice place but the food was very average,iwill not be rushing back and I do not think I would recommend the lunch which my wife and I had,the evening meals may be better

1 review so far 4
19.08.2016 16:12

Very nice surroundings, lunchtime menu very reasonable for price but disappointed not sufficient in one of courses for both of us. Quality of food excellent.

1 review so far 4
07.09.2016 19:41

Took a friend today for lunch was a bit disappointed as it was not as good as last week, but did not put me off.

1 review so far 4
21.12.2016 16:48

Food was fine although it has been better. Tables not very clean - dried fat or wax by my seat. Service fast, restaurant bit cold.

1 review so far 4
18.03.2017 15:09

It was a pleasant dining experience. The food was very good. The service was reasonable. The wine was very enjoyable and overall we enjoyed ourselves.

3 reviews so far 6
14.10.2016 19:26

Great food, fantastic wine list, relaxed atmosphere and friendly, helpful staff. Well worth a visit

1 review so far 3
16.11.2016 22:56

Food not very interesting. Seating cramped. Service OK. Expensive for not very exciting food. Will not go back. Last visit which was at lunch time was quite different.